Slot machine manufacturers often take their inspiration for the design of slots from popular culture. This is often good marketing, but there have been some disasters, too. Slots featuring The Sopranos were a total bust because how the machines played was boring, not exciting like the smash hit HBO series.
If you walked up to a slot having The Fonz prominently displayed, you might give it a whirl. But despite having the incredibly popular character played by Henry Winkler displayed as its artwork, the Happy Days slot was unsuccessful.
There are various slots that are based on popular films, television shows and other pop culture and because players often relate to these themes they are more likely to want to play them.
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